Excellence in Exhibition: Preventing Disease in Animals and People

Two free online courses, one for elementary students (ages 7–12) and one for middle and high school students (ages 13–18),  are meant to encourage showmanship and animal involvement while keeping both animals and humans safe and healthy. Each course is divided into six self-paced lessons. Students will learn about diseases, how diseases are spread, and how to prevent transmission between humans and animals in a fun and interactive way. Older learners will learn about specific zoonotic diseases, such as influenza, and complete case studies, and will also learn about career opportunities in One Health—the health of animals, people, and the environment. Estimated completion time for each lesson is 10‐15 minutes for the elementary course, and 20‐30 minutes for the middle/high school course. A certificate of completion with the student’s name, chapter or club, and county is provided at the end of each lesson and at the end of each course. Additional free resources, including hands-on activity guides, are available on the website. A password-protected “club leader or instructor” area of the website includes answers to learning objectives and supplemental worksheets, and a biosecurity and disease spread hands-on activity guide.  Full courses available at: BlueNotFlu.org
Intended Audience: Elementary aged youth and middle–high school aged youth or adults

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    State: Iowa
    Category: Courses
    Category: Web-based
    Topic: Human-Animal Interaction
    Sub-Topic: Human-Animal Interaction
    Audience: Students/Youth
    Sub-Audience: Elementary Age

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